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For Release: Friday, August 18, 2017

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Decision Denying Constitution Pipeline Appeal

Unanimous Ruling Affirms DEC's Denial of Water Quality Certification For Pipeline Project

Today, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the Constitution Pipeline Company's legal challenge to DEC's denial of the company's application for a Water Quality Certification for its proposed pipeline project.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "Our actions are based on the merits and we're pleased this ruling upholds this principle and -specifically - this agency's work to uphold New York's strict water quality standards. We hope this sends a loud message that New York will not rubber stamp any project that fails to protect public health and our environment."

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